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Thursday 17 April 2014

Pat Finucane murder pistol 'returned to British Army'

A PISTOL used in the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane was handed back to the British Army by the RUC, previously unpublished papers show.

New details about collusion between the RUC and the loyalist killers who targeted the 38-year-old in 1989 have been revealed in a report.

The unseen chapter from the Stevens Inquiry stated a Browning pistol was recovered by police but then given back to the British Army, from where it had previously been stolen by loyalists.

Mr Finucane's son Michael said: "Unfortunately, many other families are in a similar position to ourselves where they are finding out after the fact because the material has been held back for so long."

Irish Independent

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